3029.0 Advances in Epidemiologic Methods and Research

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on novel epidemiologic methods and advances in research methodology. Presentations will include discussions of the relationship between a census tract level socioeconomic status assessment and health outcomes, a method for neighbourhood representation used to study injection drug use, and a public health epidemiology program that may enhance public health preparedness. Two presentations will focus on participant retention and follow-up in prospective studies.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Understand how to measure the relationship between area-based socio-economic measurements and various health outcomes and disease burdens using census tracts as the unit of analysis 2. Understand an innovative method for neighbourhood representation suitable to vulnerable urban populations studies 3. Assess the contributions of a novel hospital-based public health epidemiologist program in strengthening public health preparedness 4. Identify five socio-demographic factors associated with decreased retention of Mexican-American participants in longitudinal health studies 5. Describe the temporal relationship of periodic contact with participants and personal contact information updates

8:35 AM
Social and Economic Correlations of Health Outcomes in Marion County, Indiana
Caitlin Hansen, MPH, Shandy Dearth, MPH, Millicent Fleming-Moran, PhD and P. Joseph Gibson, PhD
9:05 AM
Review of the hospital-based public health epidemiologist program in North Carolina
Cynthia J. Snider, MHS, Pia D.M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH and Svetlana Deyneka, MD, MPH
9:20 AM

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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